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From Emily Catherine Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin   [6 and 7? January 1866]

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CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Author:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd; Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton; Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968

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  • Wedgwood , known as Elizabeth, was Emma Darwin’s sister and Catherine’s cousin ( Freeman 1978 ). Catherine had been in poor health since at least the time of her marriage to Charles Langton in 1863 (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter
  • 1863] , and Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980 , p.  272). She had discussed her poor health and inability to pay social visits in a letter to Henrietta Emma Darwin

From Anne Marsh-Caldwell   27 November [1866]

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Writing for Mr Corbet, she asks what diet has helped in the treatment of CD’s illness.

Author:  Anne Caldwell; Anne Marsh; Anne Marsh-Caldwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5286

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  • 1863). It is likely that he first became acquainted with CD when CD was still living at the family home in Shrewsbury. For more on CD’s health and diet, see the letter to H.  B. Jones, 3 January [1866] , and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . Eleanor Corbet . Emma Darwin . The reference is to Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood . …